WordPress Security Tricks Hackers Don't Want You To Know
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WordPress Security Tricks Hackers Don't Want You To Know

Don't get HACKED! Secure your WordPress site in 5 minutes with easy to follow instructions. Foil the hackers!
4.8 (7 ratings)
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138 students enrolled
Created by Lon Naylor
Last updated 4/2013
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What Will I Learn?
  • Create a secure WordPress installation
  • Close exploited loopholes and weaknesses
  • Monitor and maintain a strengthened WordPress site
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  • Internet Access
  • WordPress CMS
  • Web Hosting Account

Has your WordPress site been hacked yet?

Hacking is at a record high. If you've haven't been attacked...you're lucky!

Did you know that there are very simple steps you can take to make yourself a difficult target instead of a sitting duck?

In this video training series, we'll walk you through securing your WordPress system:

  • How to do a secure WordPress Installation
  • Secure FTP made simple
  • Hack proof your WP-Config.php file
  • Adding a secure Admin
  • Web Host Security tips
  • Super strong passwords
  • Database security steps
  • Prevent "brute force" attacks
  • Backups & Restoring
We guide you through everything in 12 easy to consume video tutorial modules (approximately 2 hours of content) with tips you can complete in as little as 5 minutes each!
Don't be a victim. Trust us when we say...it is NOT fun. If you have a WordPress blog, imagine how you would feel if EVERYTHING you had...went AWAY...FOREVER!
Protect your site now.


Who is the target audience?
  • WordPress CMS System Owners
  • WordPress Webmasters
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
Secure WordPress Installation
3 Lectures 18:15
This Module covers security considerations you should take when performing the famous WordPress 5 Minute manual installation.
Preview 09:11

You might be tempted to install WordPress using tools built into your web host cPanel like Fantastico. If so, you will want to take these points and suggestions into consideration...
Preview 05:42

One way to help keep your WordPress sites secure is to only use secure file transfer (SSH File Transfer Protocol - SFTP) when transferring files to and from your WordPress site. In this demo, I’m going to show you just how easy and fast it is to set up the free FileZilla FTP client software for secure file transfer. 
Setting Up Secure FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
Secure WordPress Configuration
4 Lectures 14:51

NOTE: This only works if you’re not using a multiple site or the multi-site setup for your WordPress!

This video will help secure your WordPress site by moving your config file away from its normal location where the bad people would like to mess with it.  You see, your WP-config.php file contains some important settings that if it falls into the wrong hands, can destroy your WordPress site.  Now since this involves a key file in the workings of your WordPress site, you need to first do a full backup of both your files and database just to be on the safe side.

How to Hide Your WordPress CONFIG File from hackers

This video will show you how to help secure your WordPress site in less than 5 minutes by making it even harder for the hackers to break into your site.  If you're administrative login username is the default "admin", then you’re giving the hackers half their job then they try to break into your site.  So we’re going to get rid of that and this will discourage most hackers and they will just simply move on to someone else’s site that’s not as safe as yours. 
Remove the ADMIN User Backdoor!

You can have all the security features in place for your WordPress site but if they are all on an infected server in your web hosting account, then your site can still get infected! Here are some top tips and things to think about when it comes to your web host.
What You MUST Know About Your Web Host Server

This video is about using only strong un-guessable passwords to help secure your admin area of your WordPress site.  It takes way less than 5 minutes to generate a strong un-guessable password. 
Use Super Secure Passwords
Secure The WordPress Database
2 Lectures 13:36

One way to help in securing your WordPress site is to make it as difficult as possible for the bad people to break in.  Duh!  One way to do this is to avoid using the default database prefix wp_.

This video will show you how. Be SURE TO BACKUP FIRST!!

How To Edit Your Database Prefix

I heard someone once describe a WordPress hacker like that of a low level burglar that would go into an apartment building and walk up and down the halls and just turn the doorknob of every single door they walk passed.  If the door opened, they walked in.  If it was looked, well they moved on to the next one.  They would not just stand there and break down the door or pick the lock, if the basic precaution of locking the door was not done, then they took advantage of it and walk on in and burgled.

Same with the majority of the WordPress hackers, if you just take care of at least the basic level of securing your site, then you’ll be much better off than those who do not.  This video will walk you through some of those basics that everyone should do in securing their site and we’re going to do it in under 5 minutes.

Remove The DEFAULT Stuff
Secure WordPress Maintainence
3 Lectures 18:27

Sometimes, securing your WordPress site can be as simple as installing a plug-in, but after it’s installed, then you’re left scratching your head as to what needs to be done with the settings on that plug-in.  Some of the security plug-ins can be a total headache if you check the wrong box or click on the wrong button, your site can easily go up and smoke.  So this video will show you how to configure the plug-in named Better WP Security and we’re going to do this in less than 5 minutes.

Installing & Configuring the Better WP Security Plugin

One of the ways a hacker will attempt to break into your WordPress site is by trying to guess your administration login username and password.  Now, they’ll do this by using a software program that can guess hundreds of possibilities in minutes, and if you’re not using strong usernames or unguessable passwords, then you’re site is about to be hacked.  They call this a brute force attack.

In some cases, the sheer number of guesses the hacker software is allowed to go through can put such a load on your server’s resources that your hosting company might even shut your site down.  Now even though this shut down might be temporary, you’re site is still down.  And this is not a good thing.  In addition to having strong usernames and passwords, you also need to be able to prevent the brute force attack from happening at all.  Luckily, it’s super simple and can be taken care of with the installation and activation of a free plug-in.

Preventing "Brute Force" Attacks

This video will show you how to fully backup and restore your broken WordPress site and we’re going to do it in under 5 minutes. 

One of the most important items on your regular to-do list is running full backups of both your files and database of your WordPress sites.  This is very important because, heck, even if you’re a WordPress security ninja master, if the right person wants to hack your site, they will get in and when they do, if you have a full backup of your files and database, then you are much better off because you can then just delete everything and re-install from your clean full backups.  
Backups & Restores
About the Instructor
Lon Naylor
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138 Students
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Screencast Video Publisher and Marketing Expert

Lon Naylor is on a mission to “Rid the world of lousy marketing videos" and carries on this effort from his rural Wisconsin home on the Apple River enjoying trout fishing from his backyard, kayaking, and recording music in his recording studio.

Lon is a video marketing expert, speaker, and creator of ScreencastStudios and LearnCamtasia resource and training sites that teach how to leverage screen capture videos (like those made with Camtasia) for maximum marketing effect.

A 30 year veteran of the computer industry, he spent the last 10 years of his professional career during the decade of the 90's as a senior engineer at Microsoft before “retiring" in 1999 at age 41. There he specialized in high level, multimedia presentations where it was not uncommon for millions of dollars in revenue to be at stake.

His ability to take highly technical concepts and break them down into simple, easy to understand presentations and tutorials is a result of the years of experience gained in his long career working with companies like Honeywell, American Express, and the national labs at Sandia and Los Alamos.

As an extremely early adopter and evangelist of the Internet, he has long recognized and exploited its massive potential for delivering effective sales messages via video to a global audience.

As an authority on the Camtasia suite of video production software, he is a highly sought out resource and the “go-to guy" of many of the top internet marketing names such as Mike Filsaime, Willie Crawford, Ken McCarthy, Bob “The Teacher" Jenkins, Perry Lawrence and many more.